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Thursday October 08, 2015

Commissioners discuss sage grouse, wilderness, fires - BY TODD ADAMS
Sage grouse, new wilderness and fires dominated Custer County Commissioners' discussion with two district rangers from the Salmon-Challis National Forest earlier this week."We're trying to figure out where we are with that," Commission Chairman Wayne Butts said of the federal government's adoption of sage grouse management plans. Like the state, ...

Three wildfires sparked recently - BY TODD ADAMS
In the past week, Salmon-Challis National Forest firefighters rapidly extinguished three wildfires before they could spread very far, Lost River District Ranger Diane Weaver told Custer County Commissioners Monday.One was a campfire that got away from some campers in Copper Basin and quickly spread through dry grass, Weaver said. It had potential ...

Judge sentences Mackay Chevron burglar - BY TODD ADAMS
The Mackay area ranch hand who confessed to breaking into the Mackay Chevron station and stealing a safe with more than $2,000 cash and lottery tickets and later trying to steal a car has been sentenced to serve up to seven years in prison, but could be eligible for parole in a couple of years.Kenneth Duane Cumings, 29, originally from Michigan, ...

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